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BIO2240 Molecular biology 5–9 op
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Master's Degree Programme in Bioinformatics

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student can:
- map the main components of bacterial and mammalian cells and describe their main functions
- recognize general structural features in biomolecules
- describe how genetic information is both maintained and evolving by the time
- explain how genetic information is transformed into cellular macromolecules and functions
- depict the role of energy flow and metabolism inside the cell
- describe the phases and basic mechanisms of cell division
- explain the principles how cells interact with their environment
- describe the basics of gene expression regulation
- list the main components in tissues and explain the principles how tissues are organized and maintained
- describe the general principles of certain key techniques in molecular biology


-Cell organelles, DNA and chromosomes, RNA and transcription, Translation and amino acids, Protein structure and function, Control of gene expression, DNA replication and repair, How genomes evolve, Membrane structure,Membrane proteins and membrane transport, Energy and metabolism, Analysing genes and genomes, Cell division, Basics of genetics, Intracellular compartments and transport, Cytoskeleton, Cell communication, Tissues and extracellular matrix, Cancer and bioscience research.
- Required components and the resulting number of credit units are assigned in accordance with the personal study plan. Full 9cu course contains the same content as BTK1013 and BTK1014.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

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